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Minecraft Gaming Questions

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by wickedstangs, Dec 16, 2015.

  1. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    Looking to purchase a hosting gaming server for my son.

    1. What is needed for his friends to log in?

    2. Do they have to have the software on there computer?

    3. On the server is it easy to install add on?

    4. Can they log into the game with android and apple tablets?

    5. Can any recommend a hosting site? US

    Any more info/help would be awesome.....

  2. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Minecraft is normally a pc based game, but there is a Minecraft pocket edition server instance you can run also.

    I used to run a server for a while before mojang started enforcing it's license on no profiteering on Minecraft.

    A good vps should be adequate. I used a 4gig variety from linode and had no problems supporting 20+ users. It depends on the mod's you're using though.

    The server software is free on Minecraft.net but you may want to try spigotmc.org for a better server instance.

    Send me a pm if you'd like and I can share more info.

    Software is easy to install if you know linux. Each if his friends would need a Minecraft license and game downloaded.
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  3. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    You may also want to try Minecraft realms which is a hosted solution provided by mojang, but not as powerful or flexible as spigot
  4. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    looking at a server now and I take it these are add on's?
  5. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Yeah. I don't think Tekkit/Technic is used much anymore. I would focus on the Spigot based server (version 1.8.8). Craftbukkit was the original open server, but it has been more or less abandoned in my opinion.

    The only mods I see on there are the Technic ones for Tekkit. Most of the others are just Minecraft server distributions.

    Vanilla Minecraft is the basic Minecraft server option you get. Nothing fancy about it, the kind Minecraft Realms would provide.
  6. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    looking at Spigot they Xenforo and look to update quickly.. What plugins do you recommend and what are they used for?
  7. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Oh there are a ton of plugins, depending on what you want to do. I'm on the road but I'll provide a list that I used on my server last year. A good permission system is a must for starters though.

    It also depends on if you plan to have multiple worlds (Multi-verse), need cheat detection, a credits system (economy).

    @md_5 is the owner administrator of spigotmc.org. A great resource of info.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015
  8. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member


    has anyone heard of this hosting? To me they are the only one that seem user friendly just reading there site?
  9. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Bisecthosting is a good, reputable host. Going for hosting like this is your best choice because you can (usually) 1-click install addons.
    Spigot > Bukkit also.
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  10. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

  11. Solidus

    Solidus Well-Known Member

    Oh, and you should be aware that some addons require very extensive customization.
  12. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    all I want is a private server for about 10-20 of his friends.. he 10 years old. Nothing to fancy.. I don't even play.. Looking at spigot 1.8.8 and let him have fun maybe 1-5 plugins if he even knows what they are.. MY ONLY concern now is they mostly play on tablets.. Not sure they even know what a PC is:)?
  13. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Well, for tablets, you'll need to run a Pocket Edition server.

    It is completely different than Spigot server. I've played with this one but don't have much info about it, completely different plugins.


    The code bases for Minecraft on PC and tablets are different. Not sure if pocketmine even supports both iOS and Android versions or not
  14. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Hi there,

    Try Blockheads it's a much-more-functional free version of Minecraft on mobile. All his friends can play with him.

    Minecraft for mobile is boring, difficult to run and incompatible with PC.

    I run a community of 17,000 Blockheads players. Sadly he cannot play with us as we are a 13+ community but I highly recommend the game. The concept is the same but it's just much more functional than Minecraft for mobile.

    If you need help PM me, I am happy to help.

    Remember to tell him never to share personal info online.
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  15. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    and @SneakyDave
    Not sure I'm understanding So the IPAD Mini 4 / all IPAD's / Kindles will not work / log into the minecraft server running PC software?
  16. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Minecraft for mobile is 100% a different game coded from the ground up and totally useless.
  17. wickedstangs

    wickedstangs Well-Known Member

    sounds to me like the IPAD Mini 4 / all IPAD's / Kindles run some sort of pocket edition....
  18. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    Yes. All the mobile versions of minecraft are called 'pocket editions'. They are not compatible with the PC version (Java), and they have different features and game mechanics.

    They all support multiplayer I believe, but only between similar platorms I think. The Windows 10 version of Pocket Edition can join other Pocket Edition players on those devices though.

    None of the Pocket Editions are supported by Bukkit or Spigot.. Those programs are only for the Java based (PC) version of Minecraft.

    The only PE server software base that I know of is the before mentioned PocketMine.
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  19. =MGN=RedEagle

    =MGN=RedEagle Well-Known Member

    Serious multiplayer is done via a user-mod that is highly unstable and lacks many essential features.
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  20. SneakyDave

    SneakyDave Well-Known Member

    For Pocket Edition? I haven't seen any usermod for mutiplayer with PE, but please share if you have experience with it just so I don't waste my time with it.

    But again, we're talking pre-teens, so I'll assume they can go a couple of years without being serious mutiplayers, lol.
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